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Quadrant Dub


4.0
excellent

Review

by Supercoolguy64 USER (23 Reviews)
December 9th, 2014 | 38 replies


Release Date: 1994 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Music for a cold night

It’s raining outside, hard. I stare out my windows, looking down upon the wet streets. It’s been like this all day. The sky is a foggy violet color, and the moon is nowhere to be seen. All I can hear is the sound of heavy rain, however I can’t tell if it’s coming from outside or from my headphones.

Icy synth loops come to my attention. The sharp tone of the synths layered with the 4/4 beat in the background is very soothing. I sit back in my chair, still looking out my window. I watched the small rain drops on my window dribble. I watch how they streak, hitting the other rain drops below, forming longer chains of water. Overtime, the synths simply wash around the song, but they never leave. Instead, they stick around until the song fades out.

I kept watching the world outside, then I noticed that it stopped raining. Fading into the second track, the synths come back just as cold as ever. Shortly after, vocal samples are thrown into the mix. I cannot tell what exactly they’re saying to be honest, but that’s not the point. The vocals are there not to entertain, but to texture. They drift in and out of the track in a dreamy, almost unnoticeable fashion.

The clouds are still, the streets are soaked. More and more simple synth lines are added to the mix, layering the track, forming beautiful soundscapes. A small, white puff drifts from the sky. Then, there was another puff. Then another. The next thing I knew, the entire sky was cluttered with these miniature clouds.

Drum beats, soaring background synths, and icy leads was all I could hear for a while. The snow landed in the large puddles of water on the ground, automatically melting. I slumped in my chair, what a great sight to see. The synths start to wash out again, and the track finally fades away. Everything was quiet and dark.

I checked my laptop and, to my shock, I find out that I’ve been listening to those two songs for over thirty minutes! The way the two tracks hypnotize you make it feel like you’ve been listening for only a couple of minutes at the most.

I turned back to the window, lying on my elbows. It’s snowing outside, hard. I stare out my windows, looking upon the wet streets. It’s been like this for a while now. The sky is a deep gray color, and the moon is nowhere to be seen.



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Supercoolguy64
December 8th 2014


2461 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Haven't wrote any revs in a long time, so I wanted to try something different here. Feedback's appreciated, and shit

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JohnnyOnTheSpot
December 8th 2014


1900 Comments


props for reviewing this (review a random album game?)
I'll def read later, but imma auto pos just bcuz

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Supercoolguy64
December 8th 2014


2461 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yeah it was for fripp's, i think im the first one to post their review.

treeqt.
December 8th 2014


11565 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

infinite fire emojis

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Ryus
December 8th 2014


4993 Comments

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this didn't have a review damn

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Cygnatti
December 8th 2014


22293 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

:D

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Ryus
December 8th 2014


4993 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

perhaps not as in-depth as i'd like but pos anyway : ]

Havey
December 8th 2014


9805 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

$

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Asdfp277
December 8th 2014


1422 Comments


"I find out that I’ve been listening to those two sons"
-songs*

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JohnnyOnTheSpot
December 8th 2014


1900 Comments


yeah I'm not super nuts about the 'concept' of this review if I'm being honest. would've liked to see you absorb the album a bit more and have a bit more to say besides 'where did the time go?'

treeqt.
December 8th 2014


11565 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

WELL

MotokoKusanagi
December 8th 2014


561 Comments


glad someone reviewed this, classic album

treeqt.
December 8th 2014


11565 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

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Frippertronics
December 8th 2014


1958 Comments


one down, sixteen to go. pos.

SkaCali
December 8th 2014


294 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Dude Ive also pos!

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treeqt.
December 8th 2014


11565 Comments

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this record at least as hot as the packers rn

WashboardSuds
December 8th 2014


5043 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

thumbs up

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treeqt.
December 8th 2014


11565 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

packers just confirmed hotter than this record actually sorry everyone

ethos
December 8th 2014


1856 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

for over thirty minutes!

SharkTooth
December 8th 2014


6484 Comments


nice idea, I approve

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